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Calls for Fergie to stop going to games 'fantasy'


Alex Ferguson. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Alex Ferguson. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Alex Ferguson. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

FORMER Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz does not believe Alex Ferguson should stop going to watch games at Old Trafford, calling suggestions it would help current incumbent David Moyes 'pure fantasy'.

Ferguson retired last summer following 26-years at the helm, in which time he collected 13 Premier League titles as well as two Champions League trophies, along with five FA Cup successes.

He was replaced by Moyes but the Scot has struggled to integrate his own ideas on to the current champions, who sit seventh in the table having halted a run of three defeats in all competitions with a 2-0 win at home to Swansea on Saturday.

Ferguson, now a director at United, has been at most matches so far this campaign but was absent for the recent victory.

Current Iran head coach Queiroz, who won eight trophies during two spells as Ferguson's assistant, does not feel having the former manager in attendance makes a difference to results and reckons Ferguson will always want to be on hand to witness any further success United achieve.

"What do you expect? That Alex Ferguson doesn't watch the games? That is pure, pure fantasy," he said.

"Do you expect that Bobby Charlton doesn't see Manchester United or Carlos Queiroz doesn't see Manchester United? We love the club, we should be there all the time.

"I hope that, given good health, he will be there for years and years to see the club he has been building for his entire life, the club he loves.

"I'm sure all the coaches, the manager and players love to see him in the stands."



Queiroz, who has also had spells in charge of Real Madrid and Portugal, admitted Ferguson would not be happy with recent form but has backed Moyes to turn things around sooner rather than later.

"Of course he (Ferguson) is not happy," said Queiroz.

"But I'm sure he knows better than any other person in the world what happens in that kind of situation. He knows that time, confidence and trust will put the team on the right track.

"Nobody in this football world is happy or satisfied when the team is not winning.

"I'm sure in a short period of time they will find the right track and it is just a matter of time.

"Soon the results will come out and everything will be all right."